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CNN
Jul 20, 2011 12:00pm PDT
>>> welcome back to "cnn newsroom." i'm brooke baldwin. stay right where you are. we are filling in the blanks of this debt reduction plan that could, one, avert the looming default of the united states treasury and, two, dramatically change the size and scope of the federal government as we know it. senator tom coburn, member of the so-called gang of 6, is standing by for me on capitol hill to answer some questions. first i need to get some news to you. i want to report that president obama has just summoned congressional democrats to aarr white house. to be clear, democrats only. we're also hearing the top two house republicans, john boehner and eric cantor are to meet with mr. obama at 5:00 p.m. eastern time. so clearly a busy afternoon shaping up at the white house. tell you what, i want to take you now straight to senator coburn who is live for me. sir, good to have you on the program. let me just begin with this. we mentioned these meetings at the white house. my question is, is the fact that there's a democrats only meeting happening now at the white house, does that, sir, si
CNN
Jul 25, 2011 3:00pm EDT
control. the news continues with brook baldwin. >> good afternoon to you. let's get to the tug-of-war on the credit limit. within the past hour we have been given we'll call it dueling debt ceiling plans, two different paths raising the debt ceiling and ensuring flow of checks to america's creditors. one plan comes from harry reid and democrats and the other from house speaker john boehner and republicans. the question is could one of the latest plans make it through congress and meet with the he approval of the president. is it herd ling towards a disaster. eight days away. let's get to my colleague looking through the latest iterations, plans. live on capitol hill correspondent. you've been following ins and o outs. i want to begin with the one offered in the last hour we heard from senate majority leader harry reid. what's in the latest plan. >> i was realizing this is $2.7 trillion in proposed cuts, brooke, on two sides of a piece of paper. obviously details need to be filled in what they are proposing raise it by this month, cut by this month. the cuts include $1 trillion imm
CNN
Jul 28, 2011 3:00pm EDT
brooke baldwin. >> thank you so much, randi. have a great rest of your day an hello to all of you. we'll get right to the breaking news in texas where a soldier has been arrested suspected of plotting to kill members of the u.s. army. that for you in a moment. as randi was just talking, huge day once again here in washington. i want to let you know we are expecting a vote in really just the next couple of hours here, a vote on the so-called boehner bill in the house of representatives. so it's a bill that the house speaker was still trying to whip up support for today, and essentially it would raise the debt ceiling and also save some $917 billion in spending over the course of the next decade, so we're keeping an eye on that as always, but first let's get to that developing story for you out of texas. an awol muslim-american soldier has been arrested near ft. hood with what the fbi is saying is a large amount of bomb-making materials. private first class naser abdo is now in custody after a sales clerk at a gun shop alerted police about this suspicious purchase. fbi agents then went on
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 1:00am EDT
channel's parent company news corp. tonight, rebecca brooks who headed up murdoch's newspapers is out on bail after her arrest earlier in the day. another shocker. the head of the same department that arrested brooks, london's metro police commissioner falls victim to the same widening scandal. >> i have taken this decision as a consequence of the ongoing speculation with news international at a senior level and in particular to mr. neil wallace who, as you know, was arrested in connection last week. >> what brought sir paul stevenson, london's top cop down? his dealings with a former police department media consultant, neil wallace, who was once executive editor of a news of the world paper. that brings us to rebecca brooks at the top of the news corp. food chain, possibly the linchpin, reaching the britain corridors of power. as cnn's atika schubert reports tonight, brooks had a long way to fall. >> reporter: in the cozy world of british politics and media rebecca brooks was at its center. she wined and dined the rich and powerful on behalf of her boss and mentor. brooks first came to
CNN
Jul 19, 2011 3:00pm EDT
brooke baldwin. >> i like your choice of wardrobe, randi kaye. thanks. look, busy, busy tuesday here. you've been watching all day long, stories breaking everywhere. just a short time ago president obama appeared before reporters saying this, that a bipartisan group of senators has come up with a plan that could pave the way for a deal on america's credit limit. folks, this could be the first bit of good news in weeks as the deadline quickly, quickly approaches. two weeks to the day. we'll get to all that have in a moment here. let's start with this. rupert murdoch and his son were supposed to be the focus of a british parliament hearing today in london but they were upstaged momentarily by an intruder who somehow managed to get very, very close to the murdochs, too close as you're about to see. watch. so no official word yet as to who exactly that guy in the plaid shirt was. we know he was shouting you greedy billionaire, but he pushed a plateful of shaving cream into rupert murdoch's face before he was grabbed, first by his wife, if you watch it, not in this shot but you can s
CNN
Jul 1, 2011 12:00pm PDT
: well, i think the government here, brooke, is trying to give a sort of pr push as it were, going to selected broadcasters, talking to selected audience, in this case, the french public, you know, the gadhafi government is up in arms about the french government admitting that they are dropping weapons to rebels southwest of the capital here, and certainly, brooke, they're trying to get across the message that gadhafi is strong and he's not going anywhere. one important thing that ayesha gadhafi said is that the family is tightly knit. certainly in the early days of the conflict there were word and rumors whether the family would split and sort of potentially take over at the expense of mow har moammar gadhafi. we just got back from the green square, certainly the biggest crowd we've seen here in tripoli for some time, and moammar gadhafi got on the airwaves with a message, he effectivity threatened revenge on nato countries and likened the revenge of the libyan people to a swarm. >> not only were we hearing from his daughter, we're also hearing from him on the radio. let me ask you t
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 11:00am EDT
protege rebekah brooks to show up tomorrow to answer questions. despite her arrest over the weekend, her spokesman says she will be there. she's denying she knew her reporters hacked phones for scoops while she was the newspaper's editor. rupert murdoch, chairman of news corp, and his son james are expected to testify alongside brooks tomorrow. they will appear before parliament's media committee. >>> a heatwave hitting the middle of u.s. extremely high humidity makes it feel as hot as 117 degrees in some places. that heat is creeping east. >> brutal. i probably lost 10 pounds today. it's crazy. >> we are sweltering, and we're just asking for some relief here. houston is hot as blazes. stay put. stay cool. >> there's been a change of u.s. command in afghanistan today as well. general david petraeus leaving to become the cia director handed command of the afghan war to marine general john allen. allen served as a deputy at u.s. central command in tampa before getting that job in afghanistan. >>> in los angeles all back to normal. the 405 traffic was resumed. another typical morning c
CNN
Jul 8, 2011 3:00pm EDT
brooke baldwin. you got to see the launch? >> i did. this is a moment in history. we're going to remember it together, and about now the space shuttle atlantis is climbing. it's about 200 miles up in orbit chasing the international space station before it docks there early sunday morning. if you were under a rock, i don't know, if you weren't watching television this morning, we're going to replay that major moment, the moment in history, the launch. it happened just about three miles over my shoulder from launch pad 39-a. it was amazing. quite a suspense ful morning, though. we'll have that. also you're going to meet a woman as i was in the midst of thousands of spectators this morning. she was wiping away tears, talking to me about the patriotism and the poig in answer -- poignance of this last space shuttle launch. and who knows how they will next get into space. back to you. >> so this is exciting for you. >> 20 years ago. it was amazing. it was amazing. >> we'll rejoin you in just a couple minutes. thank you. >>> the other news today not so great. job gains slowed to a crawl
CNN
Jul 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
today, the woman who headed his british newspapers, rebecca brooks, often referred to as rupert murdoch's surrogate daughter, is arrested. hour later, another shocker. the head of the same department that arrested brooks falls victim to the same widening scandal. >> i have taken this decision as a consequence of the ongoing speculation and accusations relating to the mets links with news international at a senior level, and in particular in relation to mr. neal wallace, who as you know was arrested in connection with operation wheating last week. >> what brought sir paul stephenson down? his dealings with neal wallace, who had once been an executive editor of the "news of the world" paper. and that brings us to rebecca brooks. at the top of the murdoch food chain, and possibly the linchpin in an unfolding drama already ensharing britain's corridors of power. brooks is answering police questions. >> reporter: in the cozy world of british politics and media, rebecca brooks was at its very center. she wined and dined the rich and powerful on behalf of her boss and mentor, rupert mu
CNN
Jul 19, 2011 9:00am EDT
is rebekah brooks, a rupert murdoch protege. she was a top executive before she resigned on friday. she was arrested a couple of days later. let's get straight to london to atika shubert. these witnesses are not under subpoena. they don't have to say a word, do they? >> no. they don't, but it's still a court and can be held in tempt of court for example. even though there is no particular oath here, there is an incredible amount of pressure on them to answer these questions. remember, particularly in the cases of james murdoch and rebekah brooks, they have told lawmakers in previous hearings the this was the end of it. it was a rogue reporter and a private investigator and that was the end of it. clearly, it was not. because it turns out that there are, in fact, thousands of phone mail messages that may have been hacked and now they are back in front of lawmakers again trying to explain why they didn't tell the full story the first time around. >> atika, we have been paying close attention to this since early this morning. you know parliament is very well known for its political th
CNN
Jul 22, 2011 12:00pm PDT
exhibit is devoted to gertrude stein. "cnn newsroom" continues with brooke boaldwin. >>> a breaking story out of norway. a devastating and deadly attack in the capital city of oslo. and i want to show you some of these pictures. this is heart-wrenching to watch. people rushing away from these blasts. this is the heart of the downtown tower center. people scattering, running scared after a massive blast took out the windows of several government buildings. inside one of those buildings, the prime minister's office. we are being told he was not there at the time. but as of this very second, here's the latest number we have. seven, at least seven people are reported dead, and many more injured. in what oslo's mayor is calling a terrible day for norway. police are urging folks to stay off their cell phones just in order to keep those networks free so some of the people in the area can call their loved ones, call their family, tell them they're okay. but on top of all this, a person dressed up as a policeman walked into this youth camp attended by 700 people and just opened fire. everyth
CNN
Jul 19, 2011 11:00am EDT
to protect rebekah brooks' position at news international. in effect, rather than her being -- having her departure being announced, "the news of the world" was offered up as an alternative to try to deal with the whole thing. do you regret now making that decision? do you regret closing "the news of the world" to try and save rebekah brooks? in hindsight, do you wish you accepted her resignation to start with in order that that paper with a fine tradition could probably continue and all of the people who are now out of work could still be in work? >> i regret very much the pain of people that will not be able to find work. the two decisions were totally unrelated, absolutely sxl totally unrelated. >> so when you came into the uk and said your priority for rebekah brooks -- >> i'm not sure i said that. i was quoted as saying that. i had about 20 microphones stuck in my mouth, so i'm not sure what i said. >> you were misquoted? >> i'm not saying that. i just don't remember. >> i think it's important -- i'm sorry, mr. chairman. >> yes. >> mr. davis, it's important to know the
CNN
Jul 8, 2011 8:00am PDT
very much. nice to meet you. thank you very much. anderson, back over to you. >> brooke, thanks very much. it is the top of the hour, and 11:00 a.m. in the east coast of the united states and we are 26 minutes away from planned launch of "atlantis," and the last planned shuttle mission live here at florida's kennedy space center, and we are expecting president obama to speak any moment from the rose garden in the white house. take a look at this though. >> reporter: "atlantis" and the crew of four are ready to make history minutes from now with the last liftoff of the u.s. space shuttle. >> it is at that moment when it is finally over that you will be able to exhale, and take a breath and understand the significance of the moment. >> reporter: but americans have been fascinated with space exploration for decades. >> i believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal before this decade is out of landing a man on the moon. >> reporter: the first generation of astronauts became our national heroes. >> one giant leap for mankind. >> reporter: the mission that followed broke
CNN
Jul 17, 2011 11:00am PDT
. >>> in the meantime, on to london, rebeka brooks was taken into police custody in connection with the phone hacking and police scandal. she's the head of the newspaper and becomes the tenth murdoch employee that has been arrested in this scandal. let's go to this story in london. rebekah brooks will answer questions before parliament about this hacking scandal. how shocking is today's arrest? >> it is pretty shocking. people expected the police to talk to her and she was expected to show up at the hearing and on friday her spokesperson told us that she is expected to at least answer their questions. she did not, however, expect to walk in on sunday and be arrested. so it clearly was a shock to rebekah brooks herself and it sent shocks throughout the media. so this investigation -- the reason why she was arrested was because of an ongoing allegations of phone hacking and also that "news of the world" had paid off police officers to get information. so it's important to point out that she was arrested this afternoon and she still remains in their custody. she's been questioned for m
CNN
Jul 17, 2011 1:00pm PDT
day that murdoch exec rebecca brooks was arrested. he was asked to show up for questioning. the next thing you know she was arrested. tell us more about that. >> that's right. these are basically two strands of the same scandal that are happening. in her case, in rebecca brook's case, she had an appointment to see the police today in the afternoon. she walked in and was apparently arrested in connection with the investigations not just of the phone hacking allegations, but into investigations of paying out police for information. so we have -- as far as we understand it, rebecca brooks is still being questioned almost for seven hours now. and we haven't heard about her release. we're still waiting to hear more from police. >> so is there a feeling this is just kind of the tip of the iceberg as it pertains to arrests, questioning, resignations? >> definitely. it certainly shows that the scandal is growing wider and wider involving more officials, more higher ups. i should point out, rebecca brooks's arrest is the most high-profile arrest. and with each arrest it has gotten closer and
CNN
Jul 17, 2011 7:00pm EDT
but i'll not lose any sleep over my personal integrity. >> both stevenson and brooks were due to be grilled by lawmakers on tuesday in two separate committee hearings. those are likely to go ahead but in brooks case she may not be able to answer all of lawmakers questions because there is a danger she may prejudice the ongoing police investigation or possibly even incriminate herself. so she may be very limited. but, of course, most of the attention is probably going to be on james and rupert murdoch who are also going to be grilled by lawmakers in parliament on tuesday. they will be answering questions on just how much they knew about these alleged phone hackings. when did they know it. and if they did know about it sooner, why didn't they put a stop to it then? >> you might argue rupert murdoch is the last of the media barons but could this be the event that unravels his massive media empire. we'll talk about that later this hour. >> i just can't even concept a mother that could do this to her children. it tears me apart. >> do they know -- >> a jury said not guilty 12 days ago bu
CNN
Jul 10, 2011 2:00pm EDT
, rebecca brooks with him and said to the crowd there that she is his top priority, what more can you tell us about this? >> reporter: yeah, clearly rupert murdoch is here personally handling this crisis and showing very publicly his support for rebecca brooks, even though there have been a number of calls for her either to resign or to be sacked. so it does seem that rupert murdock is taking a personal hand in this at this point. i do have a copy of the final edition here. thank you and good-bye. in this edition, the paper is clearly proud of the 168 years of history but it has also offered an apology saying, quote, there is no justification for this appalling wrong doing. we have to see in the next few days what happens but it does seem for now he is giving his full support to rebecca brooks. >> what about the 200 to 300 employees of the "news of the world", many of them worked a full day putting out the last issue. did they have anything to say at the end of their work day? >> reporter: well, it does seem that it was really just a feeling of overwhelming sadness to see such an inst
CNN
Jul 9, 2011 7:00pm EDT
sheen is at the bottom of the barrel as you said. he's a pretty easy target. his ex-wife, brooke mueller, she accused him of attacking her on christmas day. he served time for a domestic assault with her. if she make any jokes about her she will sue. i think everyone in charlie sheen's orbit is uncomfortable making jokes about undisturbing, dark situations surrounding him. >> about addiction and all of that, these things are usually pretty raunchy, and i have to say, they're fun, they're not for kids. it's not even nc-17, it's rated x in my opinion. how are they going to get around that? i guess comedians can write around anything. there are issues that he needs to pay attention to and that aren't necessarily funny. >> i imagine that they're just going to go for it, and they're going to let this hang out. charlie's kind of been letting hang out already, doing his violent torpedo of truth tour. people haven't liked that much, it's been hit or miss. whether having other comedians on the stage is going to pull it together. they're doing this on the same night that the new "two and a
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 1:00pm EDT
newsworthy of large type headlines. two days after she resigned, rebekah brooks walked into a police station for questioning and found herself under arrest. hours later, britain's top police officer, the chief of scotland yard resigned, and he acknowledges that the investigation was inadequate, and steven yates now announcing his resignation. the scandal has been growing steadily after reports that there was a hacking of an answering machine by "news of the world." tomorrow murdoch and his son james are scheduled to appear on a hearing in parliament. cnn will bring you that testimony live. dan rivers is inla london. rebekah brooks is expected to testify tomorrow, and now what are the plans in terms of questioning her tomorrow? >> reporter: well, politicians will have to be careful how they frame the questions to her. in britain, if there is a pending trial or the possibility of a pending trial, you have to be very careful what kind of news coverage is gained from that, because they don't want to prejudge the trial here. they don't want to sway a potential juror one way or the other. and this
CNN
Jul 17, 2011 5:00pm EDT
, murdoch executive rebekah brooks, she still is being questioned at this hour after more than seven hours at the police department? >> she is. it's now gone late into the evening here. it's about almost 10:00 at night. and, you know, the thing is, she went in this morning because she had an appointment to talk with police investigators. but her spokesperson tells us she did not expect to be arrested when she walked in the door. but that's exactly what happened. she's now been there late into the night answering questions. we're still waiting for word. of course, this is going to have an impact on her hearing on tuesday. she was supposed to be grilled by lawmakers. it's not clear now if she gets released exactly if she will actually be able to attend that hearing. >> and still scheduled to answer questions before parliament would be rupert murdoch and his son, james murdoch, as well, right? >> that's right. they're supposed to be alongside her. there's really only so much all three of them can say as this police investigation is going on. rebekah brooks, if she's released and allowed to at
CNN
Jul 15, 2011 11:00am EDT
seized by u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s by bin laden's capture. >>> brooks has denied she new reporters were hacking phones of celebrities, politicians and crime victims. in a statement today brooks says i feel a deep sense of responsibility for the people we have hurt. i want to reiterate how sorry i am for what we now know to have taken place. rebecca brooks along with rupert murdoch and his son james are all to appear before the parliament to testify next week. >>> the bureau is checking claims that murdoch's british newspapers were trying to get into the voicemails of the victims of 9/11. >> it's not any of their business. they can ask and if we want to tell we can tell, but they cannot just trample on the law. they should be held accountable. >>> casey anthony is a free woman on sunday. we will look at what life will look like for her after jail. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can pr
CNN
Jul 8, 2011 9:00am EDT
scrub this historic last launch. ware watching the weather as well. brooke baldwin and carol costello are still there. brooke, all systems go? >> so far all systems are go. i do see some blue skies sort of through the clouds here. that is a good sign if the hatch is closing. so far 11:16 a.m. eastern standard time we should see this 135th and final launch of the space shuttle. qibly. the last major hurdle crossed was 1:30 this morning. we know the fuel tank is full and we have seen the pictures of the crew of four of the "atlantis" sitting nose up so that is also a good sign. finally, the last time i'm told we really need to watch is the nine-mip mark on the countdown clock. the final hold. it lasts for about half an hour and when the crews get in there and ultimately decide to go, no-go decision. that is the latest in terms of the launch. quickly i'm here at the visitor complex. you see the mock-up of the shuttle behind me. we are hoping to see the shpace shuttle "atlantis" go up and it return to kennedy space center. anyone around the world in 2013 can take a look at the real deal t
CNN
Jul 6, 2011 12:00pm PDT
-- >> president obama continuing with his twitter town hall. hi, everyone, i'm e.d. hill in for brooke baldwin today. it's a very busy wednesday. we get straight to some of the stories unfolding right now. accused boston crime boss whitey bulger formally arraigned minutes ago. accused of 19 murders. his plea, not guilty. >>>and a shocking new warning today from homeland security. would-be terrorists surgically implanting bombs into their bodies to smuggle them on to planes. >>>and the president holding a first ever twitter town hall. >>> but we begin with this. celebrities, murder and terror victims, many of their phones hijacked. it is going to show you that some journalists will do anything to get a scoop on a story. british hackers from the news of the world newspaper allegedly hacked into cell phone voice mails, including that of murdered british teen, milly doweler. police say the hackers deleted some of doweler's messages. if so, they may have interfered with a murder investigation. news of the world is part of the rupert murdoch media empire. several employees have already been
CNN
Jul 22, 2011 3:49pm EDT
risk. brooke? >> do we know yet if barack obama has picked up the phone and reached out to the prime minister yet of norway? >> we do not know at this point. in fact, i did inquire of a senior administration official if, in fact, he plans additional briefings on this information that we're still gathering. hope to have more on that later. >> dan, always appreciate it. thank you. >> okay. >>> still ahead, this was a scene on a new york highway this morning. really the aftermath of this horrific fire after a tractor-trailer slammed into a bus filled with tourists. some amazing stories of heroism here. that is coming up. st. for broccoli, say one. for toys, say two. toys ! the system can't process your response at this time. what ? please call back between 8 and 5 central standard time. he's in control. goodbye. even kids know it's wrong to give someone the run around. at ally bank you never have to deal with an endless automated system. you can talk to a real person 24/7. it's just the right thing to do. and i count on social security. here's what i'm not... a pushover. right now
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Jul 7, 2011 12:00pm PDT
with edie hill. it's all yours. >> thank you, hi, everyone. i'm edie hill. in today for brooke baldwin at the kennedy space center in florida and a very busy day of news, but first straight to brooke, and we're hearing about some possible lightning strikes there. that's got to be of concern there, what's happening? >> reporter: it is most definitely a concern, edie. hello to you, and hello to everyone. look, this is not exactly what we call picture perfect conditions here at kennedy space center. i don't know if you can tell the rain has been pouring behind me sideways. in terms of that possible lightning strike, here's what we know. according to the space shuttle launch team, they are evaluating a possible lightning strike, perhaps as close as a third of a mile away from that site. you're looking at. that is launchpad 39a. so they have to look into that to see if possibly the launchpad was affect. if it was, obviously that would affect the launch time. thus far, it is still a go tomorrow morning, 11:26 a.m., but this is a huge, huge story, as everyone knows by now. this is a space shu
CNN
Jul 27, 2011 3:00pm EDT
gadhafi. >>> that will do it for me, cnn newsroom continues right no with brooke baldwin. >> hello to all of you, i'm brook baldwin. we are talking debt again today, keep in mind the clock is ticking down, another day closer to default. now six days and counting. here's the deal, at this hour, the house of representatives has nothing to vote on, no rescue package because john boehner oversold that plan he promised back on monday night. now as the rest of washington waits here, speaker boehner has spent the day trying to find more cuts to a program that he re -- the same congressional bean counters who check boehner's plan has now checked harry reed's. today those same bean counters are saying, yep, reed's numbers are wrong as well. but they also say that when it's all said and done, reed's deficit cutting trumps boehner's by, listen to this, more a trillion dollars. reed's plan, ten years, $2.2 trillion in net debt reduction. meantime boehner's plan $850 billion. again, six days until default. so what about the white house here? no debt meetings, not today, at least not publicly on the pr
CNN
Jul 17, 2011 1:00am PDT
, well people under him certainly should have known. when rebekah brooks, his right-hand woman in britain, who gave me my job, she was feature editor and i was looking at the same books we both had. we were spending $4,000 pounds a week on you know, private investigators. doing these kind of practices. it's just extraordinary if she was the department boss who then moved up to to be editor. how could you not notice an expense of over 100,000 a year on this kind of thing and not even ask what it's for. her position is ludicrous. even worse than that, for her to turn round and initially andy could youson turn around and say we didn't know about it, it was a rogue reporter acting on his own and now five reporters have been arrested, i've been invited into scotland yard to be arrested three times and they were still saying, we didn't know. it was just the reporters acting on their own. >> rupert murdoch and his son james and rebekah brooks have agreed to testify tuesday at a hearing on the scandal. stay tuned to cnn. >>> a government plan that actually worked? how do you shutdown one
CNN
Jul 19, 2011 1:00pm EDT
. >> thank you. >> miss brooks, rupert murdoch in his evidence session said quite clearly that the responsibility for the closure of "news of the world" lay fairly and squarely with senior management of that paper, which i assume that includes you. is that the case? >> i think -- i think i may have missed that part of the evidence. i think mr. murdoch said it exactly how it was, that it was a collective decision. we all talked together. mr. murdoch was abroad at the time at a conference. we all talked together -- >> is that mr. murdoch senior? >> sorry, yes, rupert murdoch. yes. >> you wanted to say something else? >> no. sorry. >> when you were advising your staff that the paper was closing, during the private session, i think you said something like there was more to come. would you like to expand on what you meant by that? >> when i went down to the newsroom, to explain the decision, clearly and quite rightly, the journalists on the "news of the world" who very honorable journalists who have been putting out a newspaper under the scrutiny for a long time and the great exclusives
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 3:00pm EDT
missing children can get help doing so. cnn newsroom continues now with brooke baldwin. >> and hello to you, happy monday, i'm brooke baldwin, as you just saw, i want to begin with this story, out of the uk, the british press association says the reporter who blew the whistle on the uk hacking scandal has been sound dead. his name is john ford, he was found today in his london home. police are calling his death unexplained. this is important because we're going to have much more on this story, got a lot of questions for our correspondent in london, we'll bring that to you coming up. but i want to begin this hour with a warning. i want you to listen to a warning. this is a warning that i'm about to show you a video of 16 men being shot to death. i'm going give you a moment here right now to go ahead and get the kids out of the room, but this is a video released by taliban insurgents in pakistan and it shows more than a dozen men believed to be pakistani policemen lined up. there they are, against the backdrop of the hillside with their hands tied behind their backs facing several men wit
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 9:00am EDT
, everyone. i'm kyra phillips. rebecca brooks arrested in the phone hacking and bribery investigation. > >>> assassins kill a key adviser to afghan president karzai. >>> nelson mandela, turning 93. south africans pay tribute to their former president by performing at least 67 minutes of volunteering, one minute for each year mandela spent fighting for freedom in south africa. >>> 15 days from now, your dollar may be worth less, your loans could cost more. that is, if the government runs out of money and is unable to pay its bills. with a major breakthrough increasingly out of reach, lawmakers are showing more interest in a fallback plan. the compromised measure would allow the president to raise a debt ceiling and avert crisis. a vote on that could happen this week. the fallback plan would likely pass the democrat-controlled senate but face a bigger challenge in the house where republicans hold the majority. let's get the latest with brianna keilar. are we any closer to a deal? >> on a deficit reduction plan, kyra, it doesn't appear so. no announced meetings between the white house an
CNN
Jul 12, 2011 11:00am EDT
summoned murdoch's son james and former "news of the world" editor rebecca brooks. >>> in london today, the parents of murdered teen milly met political leaders in parliament. salley and bob say the phone hacking investigation nuft look at politician's ties to the media, and dowlers say it fueled this. they were given false hope she was alive. it led to other disclosures of hacking or hacking attempts that reached all the way to the royal throne. >>> well, stocks are treading water today. the dow chips have been moving between positive and negative territory all morning. the dow jones down about 16 points or so. investors are perhaps taking a breather on negotiations over the debt ceiling playing out in washington. >>> president obama says there's a groundhog day feeling at the white house. he and congressional leaders immediate again today to work on a deal to raise the nation's borrowing limit. republicans are insisting on deep cuts only. the president wants to close tax loopholes as well. now, the debt ceiling deadline is three weeks from today. and so far, nobody is blinking. >>> i
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Jul 13, 2011 10:00am PDT
have to turn up because they are not british citizens, but the chief executive, rebecca brooks, does have to turn up, or she will risk basically being arrested. one would imagine it's going to be fairly embarrassing if there are three seats there and one of them is filled. >> thank you very much, dan. >>> ron paul has made two big career decisions lately. one is to run for president in 2012, and the other he will talk about live right after this break. a lot of complicated engineering goes into every one. like variable valve timing and turbocharging, active front grille shutters that close at high speeds, and friction reducing -- oh, man, that is complicated. how about this -- cruze eco offers 42 miles per gallon. cool? ♪ >>> welcome back. when ron paul was first elected to congress, jimmy carter was president and inflation was 11% and the cold war was in full swing. times have changed. but paul has been a steadfast champion of freedoms and smaller government. you know the movement today as the tea party. ron paul announced he will not run for re-election to the the senate, but he
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Jul 26, 2011 12:00pm PDT
-90s? >> brooke, it would be much worse. a government shutdown is one thing. even in the government shutdown vital government services will continue. people got medicare checks and medicaid, social security, unemployment checks. the government continued to pay its creditors what was due. but if the debt ceiling is not raised next week, none of that happens. government simply doesn't have any money to pay medicare, medicaid, social security, unemployment insurance, nor can it pay its creditors. it has a limited amount of money but that amount of money continues to dwindle as it tries to pay off everybody it owes. that's why interest rates will go up. everybody who owes money or the government owes money to, including international lenders, are going to get nervous. >> you're saying the situation would be worse come next week. i've also done reading here. you say the budget deficit isn't our biggest problem, it's joblessness. let me ask you this, what does washington need to do, robert reich with regard to the debt ceiling, negotiations, that would create a better atmosphere for job c
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Jul 13, 2011 12:00pm PDT
were coming along, randi kaye? hello to you. i'm brook baldwin. busy, busy day in news on this wednesday. >>> rupert murdoch under fire in britain and in the united states. two separate u.s. agencies calling for investigations into rupert murdoch. >>> have you heard this story? an 8-year-old boy kidnapped, murdered, then mutilated. now new york place are scouring a stream of surveillance video for answers. more on that. >>> first, i want to begin with this. let's just plunge right into the debt negotiations at this hour. daily talks at the white house resume in one hour, and by all accounts, they are becoming more tense, more heated, more testy, the closer we get to the deadline. you know the date by now, august 2nd. august 2nd, a potential default of the u.s. treasury if congress will not approve more borrowing. joining me now from the u.s. capitol building is congressman paul brown, republican of georgia. congressman brown, nice to see you. good to have you on. >> it's nice to be with you. i don't believe the august 2nd deadline frankly, and we don't default even if we pass t
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Jul 12, 2011 3:00pm EDT
read and consider it carefully before investing. >>> welcome back. i'm brooke baldwin. let's get straight to. the debt negotiations. another round is about to begin, and president obama has upped the ante dramatically. take a listen to this. he says he cannot guarantee social security checks after that august 2nd deadline. watch. >> $20 billion worth of social security checks that have to go out the day after the government is supposedly going to go into default. >> this is not social security checks. these are veterans checks and folks on disability and their checks. they're about 70 million checks that go out. >> can you guarantee as president those checks will go out on august 3rd? >> i cannot guarantee those checks go out on august 3rd approximaif we haven't resolved th issue, because there may not be the money in the coffers. >> 70 million checks, gloria borger. we hear that correctly. if they can't get this debt reduction deal and can't extend government bother rowing because republicans said they won't allow it it, then potentially no government benefit checks to millions
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Jul 29, 2011 12:00pm PDT
thanks for watching, have a good weekend. cnn newsroom continues with brooke baldwin. >> hello to you, i'm brooke baldwin. let me explain this, four days away now, four days from potentially a u.s. default. at this late stage in the game here, republicans ramped up demands for raising the debt ceiling. the demands deemed not starters from the president, hard line house republicans, they are the ones demanding congress agree to pass a balanced budget amendment, not just vote on the thing, but approve it by the end of the year or shortly thereafter. so, late this afternoon or this evening, we will get a vote on the debt reduction plan that includes that demand, it's a redraft of the boehner plan that failed last night. here's something else -- i have to tell you right now here, this has to do with the president. he reemerged into the spotlight and is saying the two sides here really aren't too terribly far apart and the deal can be done by the august 2nd, tuesday deadline. let's listen to the president, this is when he spoke around 10:30 this morning. let's listen. >> good morning,
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